Thousands Take Part in 'World's Big Sleep Out' to Support Homeless

Thousands of people across the UK slept outside on the night of December 7 as part of a global event to raise $50 million for homelessness.

The World’s Big Sleep Out events were organized in London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff, as well as other global cities including Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, and Brisbane.

This footage was filmed in London’s Trafalgar Square, where those taking part faced cold December temperatures and heavy rain.

Dame Helen Mirren was among the high profile names taking part in the London event. She read the crowd a bed time story from a stage before the sleep out on Saturday night. Credit: Ronnie King via Storyful